Lou Gehrig

Hall of Fame

First Base

1923—1939

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#12
First Base RANK
#2

Player Detail

Henry Louis
GIVEN NAME
Gehrig
SURNAME
June 19, 1903, in New York, NY
BORN
June 2, 1941, in Bronx, NY, USA
DIED
1923—1939
Playing Career
Played from 20-36
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1927-28, 1932, 1936-39
World Series titles
The Iron Horse, Biscuit Pants, Buster, Laruppin Lou, Columbia Lou
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 200
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
June 15, 1923
Major League Debut
April 30, 1939
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Lou Gehrig?

Played all those games in a row, tragically succumbed to rare disease.

80

HITTING

80

POWER

40

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
The Yankees nearly traded Gehrig to the Boston Red Sox for first baseman Phil Todt in 1923, but the Sox refused the deal despite pressure from league president Ban Johnson.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2164
2721
493
1995
.340
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1927, 1936 AL MVP
All-Century Team

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1927 Yankees

24 Years Old

.373
AVG
47
HR
173
RBI
149
RUNS
.474
OBP
218
HITS
52
2B
18
3B
.765
SLG
109
BB
10
SB
11.9
WAR
Out-homered seven teams, but couldn’t best teammate Ruth.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.340
.447
.632

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.1079
.843
128.1

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
90.9
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Lou Gehrig Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Gehrig
497
169
117
33
10
31
124
94
49
6
314
265
.340
.447
.632
1079
AVG 1B
525
158
86
31
8
13
97
61
43
7
244
222
.302
.378
.465
.843

Lou Gehrig Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
2
1
1
1
1
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
1
1
1
1
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Lou Gehrig PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
114.1
67.8
47.2
31.8
8.54
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Lou Gehrig
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
486.6
276.4
190.9
126.2
36.4
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Lou Gehrig
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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